CRIME
04/24/2015 11:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man With Spider Face Tattoo Allegedly Stabs Neighbor

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A Florida man with a spider face tattoo is caught in the web of the law.

Eric Ortiz, 25, was arrested Wednesday after he reportedly stabbed his neighbor, Brandon Bonneville, 28, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. Ortiz suspected Bonneville of sleeping with his girlfriend.

Authorities responded to Bonneville's residence shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, when his father called to report that his son had been stabbed. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital with a 1-inch wound to his left thigh.

Ortiz claimed that he used a pair of tweezers in the attack, but according to the police, Bonneville said he saw a knife in his thigh that Ortiz pulled out and ran away with. Police who searched the area said they found a seven-inch knife with blood on it.

In February 2014, Ortiz told the News-Journal that he inked his face with the spider tattoo to remind himself of his phobia.

“Everybody fears spiders,” Ortiz said. “That’s why I got it. Just to, like, make me know, that that’s what I fear, but not to fear it. You know what I’m saying?”

Ortiz is charged with principal aggravated battery. Police records show he remained in jail as of Friday morning.

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